And many of them are like me. They don't want to commit in advance because you never know what you're going to feel like doing that night, right?
Anyway, I hope anyone at all -- friend or stranger -- comes out this weekend. Apparently the books are a little light. It would be great to have big crowds for the reviewers.
The worst is canceling a show just before curtain. That's happened a few times, usually on Sundays. I hope we can get all our performances in. I'm never nervous about performing, but I do get anxious thinking about attendance. I don't mind performing for small crowds -- some of my best shows have been for 3 or 4 people. But I still feel bad for them -- some people are self conscious in a mostly empty theater.
Enough of that. I did re-read the play this week, which sounds dumb, because we've been performing it over and over for weeks now. But I'm offstage for a couple of parts and, even when on-stage, there's a lot of business we have to attend to while others are in the spotlight. So it was a good exercise. I've got some ideas for deepening, sharpening and freshening a few things.